Ku-ring-gai Council

Infobox Australian Place | type = lga
name = Ku-ring-gai Council
state = nsw


caption =
pop = 108,760
density = 1300
area = 86
est =
seat = Gordon
mayor = Cr Elaine Malicki JP
region = Metropolitan Sydney

url = http://www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/
stategov = Davidson, Ku-ring-gai
fedgov = Bradfield
near-nw = Hornsby
near-n =
near-ne = Warringah
near-e =
near-w =
near-sw = Ryde
near-s =
near-se = Willoughby

Ku-ring-gai Council is a Local Government Area in the North Shore region of Sydney. It includes the suburbs of Gordon, Pymble, Lindfield, Killara, St Ives, Roseville, Warrawee, Turramurra and parts of Wahroonga. The region is named after the Kuringgai tribe who once inhabited the area.

Because of its elevated position as part of the Hornsby Plateau, and good soils Ku-ring-gai was originally covered by a large area of dry sclerophyll forest, parts of which still remain and form a component of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park some of which lies within the municipality boundaries. There are also many domestic gardens in the residential parts of Ku-ring-gai.

Major hospitals in the municipality include the Sydney Adventist Hospital located in the suburb of Wahroonga which is a private hospital serving that also serves the greater North Shore region. The nearest public hospital is the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital located in the adjacent Hornsby Shire.

Ku-ring-gai was rated first out of 590 Australian Local Government Areas in the BankWest Quality of Life Index 2008.cite web |url= http://www.bankwest.com.au/library/scripts/objectifyMedia.aspx?file=pdf/43/12.pdf&str_title=Complete%20Quality%20of%20Life%20Rankings%202008.pdf|title= BankWest Quality of Life Index 2008|accessdate= 2008-09-03|date= 2008-08-20|format= pdf|work= BankWest Quality of Life Index 2008|publisher= BankWest|pages= 8]

Politics

Ku-ring-gai Council is dominated by independents, holding all ten seats on the council. The current Mayor is Her Worship Councillor Elaine Malicki JP, who replaced outgoing Mayor, Councillor Nick Ebbeck JP.

Suburbs in the local government area

Suburbs serviced by Ku-ring-gai Council are:
* East Gordon
* East Killara
* East Lindfield
* East Roseville
* East Wahroonga
* Gordon
* Killara
* Lindfield
* North Turramurra
* North St Ives
* North Wahroonga
* Pymble
* Roseville
* Roseville Chase
* South Turramurra
* St Ives
* St Ives Chase
* Turramurra
* Wahroonga
* Warrawee
* West Killara
* West Lindfield
* West Pymble

References

External links

* [http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@census.nsf/Lookup2001Census/EE64F23475E47F6CCA256BBE0083C86A 2001 Census Information]
* [http://www.kmc.nsw.gov.au Ku-Ring-Gai Council]
* [http://artabase.net/gallery/118-ku-ring-gai-art-centre-and-gallery Ku-Ring-Gai Art Centre and Gallery Artabase page]



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